DePaul University Vikings Evidence Culture and Origins Discussion.
Who were the Vikings? Discuss the origins of these fascinating peoples as well as what we
know of their lives and culture. How has popular culture affected how we “see” the
Vikings? Describe the evidence for their time in North America, a far less explored region of
the world when compared to Europe. Where and how has this evidence been found and by
whom? From what we know, what were the Vikings doing here? What do we know of the
relationships they had with local indigenous groups? Why would adaptation to life in
Canada have been quite easy for them but then, why do we think they might have
abandoned that life?